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Sully Family History

Sully Name Meaning
French: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Calvados, Loiret, and Oise. The first of these is recorded in 1180 as Silleium, from the Gallo-Roman personal name Silius or Cilius + the Latin locative suffix -acum. The others are from a personal name Sol(l)ius + -acum.Southern English: of uncertain origin; possibly a habitational name imported from France and so identical with 1, or alternatively a variant of Sulley. It may also be from the parish of Sully in Glamorgan, Wales, so called either from Old Norse sul ‘cleft’ + ey ‘island’ or from the Norman family name de Sulley (as in 1), which is recorded in Glamorgan in the 12th century.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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27,609 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
5,564 Military Records
3,814 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Sully Families

  • Number of Sully families
     21 - 39
     8 - 20
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Sully families
     204 - 405
     69 - 203
     1 - 68
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Sully last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Sully Family Origin

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Sully Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Sully

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Sully Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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